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Introducing Superstition

Today, the design team is posting projects for Halloween and more. There are a lot of new Halloween inspired products being introduced, but a couple of the stamp sets can be used for general occasions. Superstition is a set with cat silhouettes. When paired with other sentiments, including Everyday Cat Sentiments, they can be used for countless other ways. All of these new items will be available for purchase on August 15th at 10 pm EST at Papertrey Ink.

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink

My first card is great for the Halloween lover in your lives. I used the stamps and dies in Superstition for the cat, broom, and witch hat.

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink

I used Full Moon to stamp the moon in soft stone on soft stone cardstock.

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink

The sentiment is also from the Full Moon stamp set.

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink

Supplies

Stamps: Superstition, Full Moon

Ink: True Black, Hibiscus Burst, Soft Stone

Cardstock: Soft Stone, True Black, White

Dies: Superstition

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink

My next card is a non-Halloween card, but uses Superstition as a love card. Cat lovers…watch out!

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink

I paired the Superstition die cut with Limitless Layers: Hearts and Limitless Layers: Heart Stitches dies.

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink

I combined lots of patterned papers on this card, including Papertrey Ink’s sweet blush stripes and Crate Paper’s Style Board collection. For the border, I used Haunted Borders chain link die again and trimmed it to create a unique scalloped border.

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink

I also used the decorative stamp in Autumn Adornment around the sentiment at the top of the card.

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink

Supplies

Stamps: Everyday Cat Sentiments, Autumn Adornments

Ink: True Black

Cardstock: Aqua Mist, Sweet Blush, True Black

Patterned Paper: Sweet Blush stripes, Crate Paper Style Board Remember, Pretty Palette

Dies: Superstition, Limitless Layers: Hearts, Limitless Layers: Heart Stitches, Haunted Borders

Here are a few links to see what the rest of the team created. I know they’ve outdone themselves..again!

Nichole Heady
Betsy Veldman
Danielle Flanders
Dawn McVey
Erin Lincoln
Heather Nichols
Laura Bassen
Laurie Willison
Maile Belles
Melissa Phillips

Holly SaveurAugust 14, 2014 - 7:47 am

Such sweet cards!

jan metcalfAugust 14, 2014 - 7:54 am

Cute cards!

KATHY HAugust 14, 2014 - 11:08 am

ADORABLE!

Nancy PenirAugust 14, 2014 - 12:02 pm

Gorgeous cameo cat framed by the heart! Love the ‘mooning’ kitty too!

Kathie BAugust 14, 2014 - 1:26 pm

I really like the “nine lives” card with the soft colors. What a great card to use with any of the special people in my life. Thanks!

Kathy KrugAugust 14, 2014 - 1:26 pm

The cat in the heart is so cute and I love the sentiment.

SueAugust 14, 2014 - 4:32 pm

Too cute! I just giggled when I saw the cat on the broom. You have such an incredible knack of putting together the most creative cards.

PettiAugust 14, 2014 - 5:52 pm

Totally adorable!

Introducing Fancy That

Today, the Papertrey Ink design team is showcasing Fancy That, a new stamp set that has lots of elegantly designed medallions you can use for so many occasions. I’ve designed two cards – one simple and the other not so simple! All of these new items will be available for purchase on August 15th at 10 pm EST at Papertrey Ink.

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink

My first card uses one of the medallions in Fancy That. What I love most is that you can simply stamp the images and let them be or add more coloring techniques.

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink

I stamped the medallion in hawaiian shores, white, and hibiscus burst inks. I used soft stone as my base cardstock and embellished each medallion with a sequin and rhinestone. Last, I stamped the sentiment at an angle.

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink

Supplies

Stamps: Fancy That

Ink: Hibiscus Burst, White, Hawaiian Shores

Cardstock: Soft Stone, Hibiscus Burst, Hawaiian Shores

Other: sequins, rhinestones

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink

My simple card design uses another one of the medallions. I stamped half of the medallion on the edge of the soft stone cardstock. I embellished the centers with a rhinestone and stamped the sentiment. I added the stamped cardstock to a 4×6 hibiscus burst card base to have a bit of a border on the left side.

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink

Supplies

Stamps: Fancy That

Ink: True Black

Cardstock: Hibiscus Burst, Soft Stone

Other: rhinestones

Don’t forget to see what the rest of the team created too!

Nichole Heady
Betsy Veldman
Danielle Flanders
Dawn McVey
Erin Lincoln
Heather Nichols
Laura Bassen
Laurie Willison
Maile Belles
Melissa Phillips
Pat WhitleyAugust 13, 2014 - 7:53 am

Ashley, these cards are BAS, Beautiful ans Simple. Love them.

Jill NorwoodAugust 13, 2014 - 7:58 am

Beautiful cards! Love the simple elegance you have showcased with this lovely set!

Kathy HAugust 13, 2014 - 7:59 am

Gorgeous, Ashley!

Diana KAugust 13, 2014 - 9:04 am

These are my kind of cards, simple with beautiful stamping.

Carrie :)August 13, 2014 - 9:43 am

Gorgeous CAS cards, Ashley!!

Nancy MAugust 13, 2014 - 10:15 am

Both are beautiful cards, Ashley. The second, black and white, one is so sophisticated. I’m a patterned paper and layers lover, so I’m surprised that I seem to prefer all of the simpler cards made with Fancy That.

Patricia F.August 13, 2014 - 11:27 am

Love the CAS lines of your card! This is a great new set! Gotta have it!

PoojaAugust 13, 2014 - 2:19 pm

Beautiful cards ! Clean n Elegant !

Kathy KrugAugust 13, 2014 - 3:45 pm

Wonderful design and colors.

DebbieAugust 13, 2014 - 7:45 pm

beautiful. Can’t wait to use these stamps

Kathie BAugust 14, 2014 - 12:21 am

Two great cards…simple and yet so elegant. I like the diagonal cut on the sentiment on the first and the use of a medallion as a border on the second. Thanks for the inspiration!

TedfamAugust 14, 2014 - 6:39 am

Love the simple card idea; taking a detailed stamp and using it, as in the Just A Note card- great idea; the stamps are detailed enough to stand alone and do the trick!

Monthly Moments: August

It’s time for more scrapbooking inspiration. Today, I am sharing Papertrey Ink’s new Monthly Moments: August stamps, dies, and journal card collection.  All of these new items will be available for purchase on August 15th at 10 pm EST at Papertrey Ink.

Layout by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink

My layouts use the Simple Stories SN@P 6×8 pages. I love the bright color combination in this month’s journal card collection,

Layout by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink

The first page shares Lauren’s daily morning routine and the little things we will like to remember about her at this age.

Layout by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink

I thought her colorful “jumper” was a great photo choice for the colorful journal card collection this month.

Layout by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink

I LOVE the “hooray” journal card. My all time favorite.

Layout by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink

On this page, I begin to document our first summer vacation as a family.

Layout by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink

I know handwriting is cool, but until I feel comfortable using it all the time, I love using an antique style typewriter font and my word processing document to print the text on my journal cards.

Layout by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink

Supplies

Stamps: Monthly Moments: August, Get Lost

Ink: True Black, Hibiscus Burst

Cardstock: Hibiscus Burst, Blueberry Sky, Orange Zest, True Black

Dies: Monthly Moments: August, Monthly Moments: Spiral Notebook, Monthly Moments: Mini Journal Card, Clip Tips

Other: Monthly Moments: August journal cards

Layout by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink

Here is my second spread. It documents some photos from our summer vacation we took last week.

Layout by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink

On this page, we have some photos we took in Old San Juan.

Layout by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink

Lauren’s sunglasses are still a little too big, but I love how she wears them anyway! I printed a 2×3 photo to mat on a journal card. I love the way the “baseball” circle die in 7th Inning Stretch coordinates with the circle image stamp/text in Monthly Moments: August. It’s just something I stumbled across.

Layout by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink

Love this photo of these two. They are my heart.

Layout by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink

I used a full image on this page and matted it on hawaiian shores cardstock. I really like how it turned out. I stamped some text on the photo too. I probably should’ve stamped it at an angle to make it look like it was actually a part of the wall in the photo.

Layout by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink

Supplies

Stamps: Monthly Moments: August, Monthly Moments: Travel Plans, Get Lost

Ink: True Black, Hawaiian Shores

Cardstock: White, Hawaiian Shores, HIbiscus Burst

Dies: 7th Inning Stretch

Other: Monthly Moments: August journal cards

For more scrapbooking (and card) inspiration using the Monthly Moments collection and more see the rest of the team’s designs.

Nichole Heady
Betsy Veldman
Danielle Flanders
Dawn McVey
Erin Lincoln
Heather Nichols
Laura Bassen
Laurie Willison
Maile Belles
Melissa Phillips
Natalie WintersteinAugust 12, 2014 - 8:29 am

Love it! You guys are so cute.

Ruth GAugust 12, 2014 - 9:20 am

Everything looks fabulous! I love how you used the journaling cards to frame your photos! It really makes everything coordinate so well.
Super sweet pictures! Looks like you definitely enjoy your adventures together!

Leigh PennerAugust 12, 2014 - 10:15 am

Gorgeous pages!

Deb HudsonAugust 12, 2014 - 10:16 am

What a beautiful family! I love what you did. Great photos and I love the colors

Susan BeauchaineAugust 12, 2014 - 11:00 am

Gorgeous, she is just GORGEOUS! Mom and Dad aren’t too bad, either!!!
Thanks for sharing
Susan

FeliciaAugust 12, 2014 - 11:01 am

Amazing documenting…I better get started with my little one. She’s 8mo already. TFS, your family looks Beautiful & Blessed. Smooches…

Pat WhitleyAugust 12, 2014 - 11:10 am

Love these photos, love these pages, love this family! Thanks for sharing with us!

Tracey McNeelyAugust 12, 2014 - 11:12 am

Sweet memories Ashley, love your pages! Sweet family too!

keva phippsAugust 12, 2014 - 12:55 pm

This is just a wonderful project. The pages were captivating. I don’t think I have ever spent that much time interested in any scrapbook page. Great photos, journaling, and use of product.

Nancy MAugust 12, 2014 - 12:59 pm

Thank you for sharing a little piece of your life each month, Ashley. Isn’t it amazing how one tiny little person can take over all aspects of your life?

By the way, you chose perfect photos to go with the color theme this month. The pages are fun and your family is gorgeous.

Sarah RAugust 12, 2014 - 4:08 pm

That is a lovely album. The colours and style is fantastic!

Kathie BAugust 12, 2014 - 4:24 pm

I look forwards to seeing your monthly moments contributions each month and watching your little cutie as she grows…

Noreen FAugust 12, 2014 - 4:53 pm

It’s been about a year since I did any scrapbook pages. You (and PTI products) have inspired me!

Kathy KrugAugust 12, 2014 - 7:39 pm

Wonderful scrapbook pages of a really beautiful family.

BevAugust 12, 2014 - 10:32 pm

Your August pages are beautiful – gorgeous family – one precious beautiful baby.
I love what you do with the monthly layout stuff.

Kelli B.August 12, 2014 - 11:32 pm

What a great layout! I love the colors! Looks like you had a wonderful time!

Paulette SAugust 13, 2014 - 1:46 am

Ashley, you are just beaming in this monthly moments. I love that pic of M with baby L too. You are all so photogenic and what fun that you can document these special moments with your PTI products. Oh, I wish I had the gumption. LOL